Oak Mountain State Park Mountain Bike Trails
There are approximately 30 miles (and growing) of mountain biking trails at Oak Mountain State Park. It is a mix of mostly single track and some double track trail with about 1600 feet of combined climbing as you ride the main loop. The trails at Oak Mountain State Park are known across the country and around the world as a must ride so come check them out for yourself.
Just about every trail condition imaginable can be found here! Such as: smooth, fast, tight and twisty, gnarly rooted sections, rock gardens, sand pits, and challenging climbs with fast downhill sections with air inducing dips and rolls. While most of the trails are of intermediate skill level, more advanced riders will be challenged by “Blood Rock” and other sections of the BUMP trail. For beginners, there is the relatively level “easy” Lake trail which provides a scenic ride or walk around Double Oak Lake.
The Mountain Bike Trails at Oak Mountain State Park have something for mountain bikers of any skill level, from kids, beginners, and experts. Built and maintained by local volunteers with the non-profit trail group Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers, (aka BUMP), the trails are home to their annual “Bump and Grind” Cross Country Mountain Bike race, held each spring.
Since the trail is also open to hikers and can be ridden in either direction, please be prepared to yield to climbers and walkers. Please ride only on trails marked for cycling, as other trails are off limits to bicycles. Helmets are required by state law for all riders age 16 and under and strongly recommended for everyone else. For more information on the trail and each uniquely named trail segment, (and to keep up with new additions), visit BUMP’s website. You can also download the trail map.
The Alabama State Parks provide several parks that feature great trail systems that are managed by mountain biking organizations. Visit the mountain biking section to learn more about these opportunities.